friend since Middle School
published December 26, 2007
Updated February 22, 2008
My name is Daniel
Gonzalez and I wanted to say hello.
I am so glad to see a
web site dedicated to Kareem. He left us way
too soon in his life here on earth. I hope
to see him once again. I know I will.
Kareem and I met in 8th
grade at Lincoln Jr. High School in 1985 and
immediately became good friends. We lived
only 3 blocks from one another, so we saw
each other after school as well as having a
few classes together. I can remember him
having the latest and top of the line stereo
system in that tiny room of his on 9th
street. He would blast his music so loud
when I would come over to visit, telling me,
"My parents don't care. They're cool." But
then just seconds later, his Dad would pound
on the door telling us to turn it down.
Kareem made me laugh
constantly. He always had a crazy story or
something weird to share with me. You know,
kids being kids. That hair. That crazy hair.
We once went to UCLA for some sort of fair
with 4 other friends and just had the best
I miss him very much.
Have a great day,
Daniel A. Gonzalez
Pandora Film Services, Inc.
Danny Gonzalez here.
Kareem and I went to Lincoln Jr. High and
Santa Monica High School together.
I was just thinking about a story and
thought I'd share.
I'm sure a lot of you reading this have been
to a concert.
Well, my first 'official' concert was U2. I
saw them at the LA Coliseum and the very
next night, saw them again at the LA Sports
Arena. Guess who I went with? That's right,
I was not into U2 at all, but listening to
their tapes @ Kareem's house, he convinced
me to go. So there we were, 14 years old and
having the time of our lives. I still am a
huge U2 fan.
Kareem, thanks for making me go. Thanks for
sharing one of the most important memories
in my life with me.
I miss you bro.